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True Virtue: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist Nun

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Parallax Press
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Oviya Balan
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I loved this book for obvious reasons
1. I knew nothing about the author, so this also felt like a good fiction to me.
2. I didn't feel obligated to love the story just because I liked the author.
3. The writing was very clean and relatable.

Having said that, few parts felt dragged a bit too long. Read this for a good story. Read this for the good narration.
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank God/Goddess for people like Thích Nhất Hạnh and their trusty sidekicks like Sister Annabel. Hard working, humble, committed, dedicated, caring for others, but still vulnerable, aware of their "failings" and out-there making fascinating stories of their lives. My hope is that by reading books like Annabel's some of their good karma might rub off on me - a lazy, self centred bumble-brain (relatively speaking). I mean, who wouldn't like to have someone inspiring to follow, rules to abide by, ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this story of Sister Annabel (True Virtue) as she recounts her path to becoming a Buddhist nun. I was born around the same time as her and my family often took vacations in Cornwall and Devon so I could relate to her stories of the beautiful countryside there. But there it stopped because I wasn’t a young woman seeking enlightenment. I loved the author’s conversational style of writing and I loved that she presented herself flaws and all. Thank you Sister Annabel for sharing your journey ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am always fascinated by the lives of people who “sacrifice much” of what we ordinary folks regard as important or even crucial in our lives in their pursuit of spiritual growth and fulfillment. Here, Sister Annabel Laity writes of her journey towards becoming a Buddhist nun. The book is well-written , insightful and even inspiring. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.
My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an arc in exchange for my honest review.
Heather Bennett
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
True Virtue is a interesting story of the life of Sister Annabel Laity and becoming a Buddhist. A very interesting life and some great stories.
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